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Practicing De-restlessness

Unhooking from restlessness has a cost: it does cut you deeply. Your “detox” may require a week or an hour or a year, but coming off the drug of “drivenness” will reward you greatly. It’s easy to spot: just notice … Continue reading

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Echo: Hafiz on Restlessness

My Eyes So Soft Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly; let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you as few human or even divine ingredients can. Something missing in my heart tonight has made my eyes so … Continue reading

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Waiting

Quick Look Waiting is an excellent teacher: for a few moments, we must accept things as they are. Opportunities abound, all day, every day, so we can’t find much excuse for not practicing! A Tale Today, I waited for the … Continue reading

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Echo on Waiting

Vladimir: Isn’t that just like a man? Estragon: What? Vladimir: Blaming on his shoes, the faults of his feet. Estragon: Let’s just go. Vladimir: Right. Let’s go. [They do not move.] Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot (The concluding stage direction … Continue reading

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Echo on Steadiness

a time to give birth, a time to die; a time to plant, a time to uproot; a time to kill, a time to heal; a time to tear down, a time to build; a time to weep, a time … Continue reading

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Practicing Steadiness

If the roller-coaster is less fun than it used to be, begin looking for the “rhythm” that is your very own unique “stride,” as you go about your living this week. If that’s too vague, maybe you could leave earlier … Continue reading

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